South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

 

Foot, Ankle & Leg Specialists

Dr. Robert H. Sheinberg, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle Surgeon

  • Board certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopaedics and Medicine
  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Robert H. Sheinberg, D.P.M., is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon practicing podiatry in West Broward since 1988. He specializes in treating foot, ankle and leg injuries in infants, children, teenagers, and adults. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed residencies in Pittsburgh, PA, and Hayward, Freemont and Walnut Creek, CA. His interests include treatment of complex deformities in children and adults. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He has coauthored a surgical textbook on foot and ankle trauma in 1988 and continues to perform research on injuries and deformities to the lower extremity. He is married with five children and continues to be involved in local community charities, and many family activities. He is the director of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine.

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Dr. Carlo A. Messina, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle Surgeon

  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery

Carlo A. Messina D.P.M. is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon practicing podiatry in West Broward since 2009. He specializes in treating foot, ankle and leg injuries in infants, children, teenagers, and adults. He graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He also completed a fellowship with the German Foot and Ankle Society in 2009. His interests include treatment of complex deformities in children and adults. He lives in Weston with his wife, Victoria and their two dogs, English Bulldog Daisy and Jack Russell mix Lucky. They had their first baby boy, Sam, on December 2, 2012. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Messina continues to be active in the local communities.

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Dr. Michael M. Cohen, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle Surgeon

  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery 
  • Diplomate, National Board of Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Dr. Michael M Cohen obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, Texas with a bachelor of science in science and mathematics in 1980. He acquired his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California in 1984 with a bachelor of science in medical sciences and a doctorate in podiatric medicine. He completed his surgical residency training at Jerry L Pettis Memorial hospital in Loma Linda, California. He was hired immediately out of residency as director of residency training and chief of podiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Miami, Florida where he remains as acting chief of podiatry surgery. Dr. Cohen received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Barry University in 2004. He completed a mini-fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery with professor A Lee Dellon M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine department of plastic surgery and neurosurgery with additional training in techniques of microsurgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. He has a keen interest in Sports Medicine electing a sabbatical in Gotenborg and Stockholm Sweden with distinguished orthopedic surgeons that included Jon Karrlson MD Ph.D., Jan Lidstrom MD Ph.D., Ibrahim Turan MD Ph.D., and Lars Peterson MD Ph.D.

Dr. Cohen has authored multiple publications in orthopedic and podiatric peer-reviewed journals. This includes a chapter in the renowned Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery third edition, edited by E Dalton McGlamry on the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of the calcaneal fracture. He also published one of the first FDA approved pilot studies on the safety and efficacy of Hyalgan viscosupplementation in the ankle, coauthored with Dr. Roy Altman (former chief of arthritis at Jackson Memorial Hospital now at University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine). Among his many publications also include the innovative surgical procedures introduced to correct hallux valgus deformity with the Crescentic Shelf and the Oblique Proximal Phalangeal osteotomies. He is a journal reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and former reviewer of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Dr. Cohen currently holds faculty positions at Barry University, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Samuel Merritt School of Podiatric Medicine in California, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin School of Podiatric Medicine. and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Cohen has extensive experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery employing state of the art surgical techniques. This includes the use of Taylor Spatial Frames for computer-based gradual deformity correction and reconstruction of the diabetic foot and ankle using the most current techniques. He is one of few surgeons with experience in total ankle replacement surgery using the STAR, Salto and In Bone implants. Additionally, he is one of few surgeons to revise failed total ankle implants. He has broad experience in the surgical treatment of ankle and foot fractures, correction of complicated foot deformities including flatfoot and cavus foot deformities, fusions, tendon transfers and treatment of the drop foot.

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Dr. John Goodner, D.P.M
Foot and Ankle Surgeon

John D. Goodner D.P.M. is a board-qualified foot and ankle surgeon practicing podiatry in West Broward since 2018. He specializes in treating foot, ankle and leg injuries in infants, children, teenagers, and adults.

Growing up locally in Weston, FL, he was a two-sport varsity letterman in baseball and football at St. Thomas Aquinas High School to which he received Wendy’s High School Heisman and Miami Herald Silver Knight Nominations as a student-athlete. Knowing that his calling was a career in sports medicine, he turned down numerous offers to play collegiate football and baseball and accepted a full academic scholarship to the University of Florida, to which he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Pre-Professional Health Science. He then graduated with Pi Delta Eta honors from the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County, receiving surgical training from many renown Foot and Ankle surgeons including Podiatrists, Adult, and Pediatric Orthopedists.

He lives in Plantation with his wife, Tisha, who is an Optometrist and Clinical Professor at Nova Southeastern University. They have two dogs, both Golden-Doodles, Zoe, and Fendi. He enjoys playing softball, basketball, and golf.

Dr. Goodner continues to be active in the local communities working closely with many Broward High Schools covered by South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine, including his alma mater St. Thomas Aquinas. He is also very passionate about an organization to which he has been involved in since 2003, Kids In Distress; and organization with the mission to prevent child abuse, preserve the family and treat children who have been abused and neglected.

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Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Alfred A. DeSimone, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certified: Knee and Shoulder Subspecialist
  • Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, University of Aspen, CO
  • Residency: Boston University Medical Center
  • University of Miami School of Medicine (Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha)
  • Specializing in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Complex Knee and Shoulder Surgery
  • Former Official Orthopedic Surgeon for the Florida Panthers

Al DeSimone, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency at Boston University Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine from the University of Colorado, specializing in complex knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. His interests include arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair and cartilage resurfacing techniques. He is also focused on the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, impingement and rotator cuff tears. He has participated as a team physician for the U.S. Olympic Skiing team, National Rugby team, and the Boston University Intercollegiate Athletic Program. Dr. DeSimone treats community and professional athletes and has served as the official orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Medical All-Star Team for the Florida Panthers. He has published articles and presented research on sports medicine and has a keen interest in exercise, nutrition, and alternative medicine. He is the Director of Sports Medicine at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine. He is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Dr. Fernando A. Moya, M.D., Ph.D. "Tony"
Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • The University of Medicine, Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert W. Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: University of Puerto Rico
  • Ph.D. Pharmacology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Fellowship: Harvard University
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Recertified July 13, 2000
  • Specializing in Complex Arthroscopic Surgery for the knee and shoulder
  • Knee & Shoulder Specialist
  • Sun Sentinel 2011 Sports Medicine "Super Doctors"
  • www.DrTonyMoya.com

Fernando A. Moya, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon. He has completed his doctoral fellowship at Harvard University, receiving his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.) He completed his orthopedic training at the University of Puerto Rico and has a master’s and doctoral degree in pharmacology from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacology. His interests include playing sports, spending time with his family and participating in school and local charity events. He is currently the team physician for the Pembroke Pines Charter High School and is actively involved in community seminars and educational programs designed to help people understand joint pain, sports injuries.

He is a surgeon that specializes in anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus or articular cartilage knee surgery and complex shoulder rotator cuff or labral tear arthroscopic surgery. He is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Medical Association (2013), Broward County Medical Association (2013), Florida Medical Association (2013), Florida Orthopedic Society/Bones Society of Florida (2013). He is the director of Joint Surgery at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine.

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Dr. Alexander Bertot, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Undergraduate: Tulane University
  • Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Tulane University Medical Center
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Specializing in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and General Orthopaedics

Dr. Alexander J. Bertot is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He graduated medical school from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Tulane University Medical Center and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, where he served as an administrative chief orthopaedic resident. At Tulane, he received the Leneord Mounar Award for the outstanding senior resident. Dr. Bertot went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Johns Hopkins, he provided orthopaedic coverage for the school’s NCAA football and lacrosse teams, as well as for the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. Dr. Bertot has published various research articles in some of the leading orthopaedic review journals. He currently serves as the team physician for Monsignor PACE High School. He specializes in arthroscopy, sports medicine, shoulder and knee reconstruction and replacement surgery. His interests also include general orthopaedic, pediatric and adult trauma/fracture care.

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Dr. Franz Jones, D.O
Interventional Spine, Sports, and Musculoskeletal Medicine

  • Board Certified: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Undergraduate: South Carolina State University
  • Graduate: Indiana University
  • Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
  • Residency: Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, Illinois
  • Fellowship: Interventional Spine at Southwest Spine & Sports, Scottsdale AZ
  • Specializing in Interventional Spine procedures as well as Regenerative medicine treatments such as PRP and 'Stem cell' therapies and other biologic options to treat back and neck pain and musculoskeletal injuries.

Franz Jones, DO is a board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician. He is fellowship trained in Interventional Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal medicine. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s degree, he went on to obtain his Master's degree in Exercise Physiology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He completed his medical education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and his residency training at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He completed his fellowship training at Southwest Spine & Sports. Dr. Jones performs multiple interventional spine and pain procedures. He specializes in regenerative medicine treatments such as PRP and ‘Stem cell’ therapies, focusing on biologic options to treat low back pain, neck pain, and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. He has participated in several clinical trials and authored numerous case reports in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys soccer, boxing, hiking and loves home renovation and property rehab projects.

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Hand and Wrist Surgery

Dr. David Shenassa, M.D.
Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Dr. David Shenassa is a fellowship trained Hand, Wrist, and Microvascular Surgeon. He specializes in reconstructive surgery of the hand and wrist, sports injuries, trauma, nerve compression syndromes, minimally invasive surgical procedures and wrist arthroscopy. Dr.Shenassa attended New York University for his undergraduate studies and attended medical school at the prestigious Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel. After completing his surgical residency in New York at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health

System, an affiliate of the NYU/Albert Einstein Schools of Medicine, he moved to Los Angeles to complete his sub-specialty training. Dr.Shenassa completed his hand surgery training at the Joseph H. Boyes Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship Program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. At USC he worked under an expert team of doctors directly responsible for the care and treatment of the USC Trojans athletic teams.

After completing his training, Dr.Shenassa joined the team of physicians at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine as their Hand and wrist specialist. Dr.Shenassa is committed to providing the highest level of care for musculoskeletal and neurovascular conditions of the upper extremity. After an appropriate diagnosis has been made, treatment is geared towards the restoration of function, pain control, and return to pre-injury activity level. He believes in a multidisciplinary approach and always maximizes conservative treatment before considering surgery.

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